Friday, August 14, 2009

Blackberries

I have ten days of holiday stretching ahead of me...my treat to myself is my birthday week off work.



Well, one treat anyway. I'm planning on having a good week.



To start with, I got off work early and wandered down the lane to the blackberry patch and picked a little pail of sun-ripened yumminess.



The bushes are laden with green and red berries--the potential for a blackberry-filled freezer bounty is enormous this year. All the recent hot weather has made the bushes amazingly productive.



Wild strawberries are good, fresh raspberries are a favourite, but nothing is more tasty to me than a perfect blackberry.

3 comments:

kimber the wolfgrrrl said...

First off, Happy Birthday, Spider! I know I'm a bit early, but that's better than being a bit late.

Secondly, those berries look AMAZING. Mmmmm. It's a good time of the year to forage off the land.

May your holiday be fun and frivolous, and I look forward to seeing you during it (maybe some.... geocaching?)

Pol* said...

YUM!!!!

My freezer has a nice stock pile of berries right now.... and I have a HUGE quantity of apples that I gleened from and appreciative friend of a friend's tree (my boys are great at climbing apple trees apparently). I am not sure what to do with all the apples, but I will surely do SOMETHING

BostonPobble said...

What a lovely way to celebrate! Hope the day and the week are wonderful.